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ESMA warns forex brokerages not to circumvent its product intervention measures

Jul 12 2019 17:22:23 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has identified certain undesirable practices among CFDs providers, which raise concerns of non-compliance with the product intervention measures introduced a year ago. Read more

FCA makes ESMA’s CFD restrictions permanent, but allows higher leverage on bonds

Jul 02 2019 18:53:27 Jonathan Smith in Market

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) confirmed its decision to permanently restrict the sale of CFDs and CFD-like products on a national level earlier this week. Read more

CySEC proposes a tiered approach to leverage

May 30 2019 14:10:07 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) proposed a tiered risk-based approach to leverage as a permanent national measure for investor protection. Read more

AFM also plans to make ESMA’s product intervention measures permanent

Apr 18 2019 13:13:32 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The Dutch financial regulator AFM announced its plans to make the product intervention measures of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) permanent. Read more

ESMA renews restrictions on CFD trading, implies closer monitoring

Feb 01 2019 16:25:36 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA) announced on Thursday it is renewing the restrictions on CFDs trading for another three months as of February 1, 2019. Read more

ESMA calls for common approach on cryptocurrencies

Jan 10 2019 14:47:15 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has identified certain gaps and issues in the existing EU financial regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies and considers that further measures need to be taken in the sector to ensure investor protection. Read more

Abshire-Smith winds down UK operations due to the tough EU regulatory regime

Jan 02 2019 14:58:22 Jonathan Smith in Market

  A regulatory filing with the UK’s Companies House revealed that London-based forex and CFD brokerage Abshire-Smith is closing down its operations in the United Kingdom. Read more

BaFin follows suit, restricts CFD trading permanently

Dec 21 2018 14:26:23 Jonathan Smith in Market

  Germany’s financial regulator BaFin plans to apply permanently ESMA’s CFD trading restrictions on a national level. The decision is intended as a protective measure for retail investors which will take effect in 2019. Read more

The FCA considers banning binary options and restricting CFD trading permanently

Dec 07 2018 10:12:02 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed permanent ban on binary options, as well as permanent restriction on the sale, marketing and distribution of contracts for difference (CFDs) and similar products to retail investors. Read more

ESMA’s ban on binary options officially extended

Oct 02 2018 13:11:05 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announced on Monday that it extends the restrictions imposed on binary options for another three-month period. Read more

ESMA to renew binary options trading ban for further three months

Aug 24 2018 12:47:16 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has come out with an official statement on Friday, saying that it will extend the prohibition on binary options for a further three-month period from October 2, 2018. Read more

UK’s FCA warns brokers not to use products similar to CFDs to get around ESMA’s restrictions

Aug 01 2018 11:15:43 Jonathan Smith in Market

  UK’s financial watchdog has come up with a statement following the entry into force of ESMA’s restrictions on CFD trading, which include a leverage cap of 1:30, among others. Read more

ASIC: 80% of Binary Options traders and 72% of CFD traders loose money

Jun 29 2018 14:28:11 Jonathan Smith in Market

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission says  80% of Binary Options traders lose money, while the percent with CFD and forex traders is 72 and 63 respectively. Read more

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